All the buses are of the Volvo 8900 model, but their specification differs somewhat to suit regional requirements and wishes. The buses for the region of Värmland will be dedicated regional buses with a high level of comfort. The buses being built for Stockholm will be used primarily as feeders in suburban operations, where the focus is on high capacity.
"The Volvo 8900 is a flexible model that meets our own needs and also the demands of Nordic transport purchasers, for instance as regards low entry and low environmental impact. With this order we are deepening our long-term cooperation with Volvo Buses still further," says Martin Atterhall, Fleet Manager at Nobina.
The first buses will be delivered in June. The order encompasses 70 two-axle and 206 three-axle buses in lengths from 12 to 14.8 m. All are low-entry models powered by Volvo’s 8-litre biodiesel Euro 6 engine producing 320 hp.
"We’re naturally really pleased and proud of this order from Nobina, the largest single order we have ever received on the Swedish market. I see it as further proof that we are exactly on track both with our product range and with our way of working together with Nobina," says Andreas Baljhagen, Key Account Manager at Volvo Buses.